“No, they are all as bad as each other, I’ll not bother!”
Well, dear reader, you are right in your first assumption but, as to your second, I have a better way.
But, first of all, highlight the next paragraph as we will return to it later:
If 1.8 million voters vote and the winning party receive 1,000,000 of the votes cast, it can claim it has a mandate for running the country.
Now, supposing you, dear reader, decide to go and vote for an independent or one of the minor parties, together with eight million other non-voters. What would be the benefits?
Let me explain the third point. Refer back to the paragraph I asked you to highlight and bear it in mind when you read the following.
If a party wins the election with a total of one million votes, and ten million votes were cast, there is no way that party can claim a moral victory. Signals will be sent to the electorate that there is something very wrong if a party can run our lives with only 10% of the total votes cast.
So I implore you, rather than stay away, come along and protect your right to vote before the powers that be decided to take this right away from you.